Books by Elizabeth Boyle

B-
The Knave of Hearts

This book is the fifth offering in Elizabeth Boyle’s Rhymes With Love series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. The Knave of Hearts was a good little book that was entertaining enough, but will not make my keeper shelf. Lavina Tempest and her twin sister Louisa (who was the heroine ...

C+
If Wishes Were Earls

It's been a few years since I've read anything by Elizabeth Boyle. I recalled one forgettable so-so book and another that I remembered somewhat better - Something About Emmaline, which had a madcap Remington Steele-like heroine. If Wishes Were Earls is kind of in that camp; fast-paced but disjointed ...

B-
And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake

This is the second in Elizabeth Boyle’s Rhymes with Love series, in which the titles are ‘riffs’ on well-known nursery-rhymes. As with the previous book in the series (Along Came a Duke) the heroine is a resident in the village of Kempton in which the unmarried ladies labor under a terrible cu ...

B
How I Met My Countess

Sometimes I like noble spies and sometimes I don’t. Now, before you roll your eyes at the spy cliché, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed Elizabeth Boyle’s plot twists and turns in How I Met My Countess. Though the story had some minor problems, I finished it in a day because I was hooked from ...

C
Confessions of a Little Black Gown

Sometimes I'm in the mood for something light and fluffy - preferably light and fluffy with smart dialogue and/or a ripping good adventure involved. Confessions of a Little Black Gown sounded like it had to potential to hit just that spot - plus it has a gorgeous cover. I tore into the book hoping ...

C+
Tempted by the Night

Tempted by the Night is the second book in Boyle’s Marlowe series, a paranormal historical series centered around a mystical ring that grants the wearer a wish. I went into this book not expecting a paranormal (it looks like a typical historical), so it took me a little while to shift gears. Onc ...

B
Love Letters From a Duke

If you are looking for a meaty story with angst and heartache galore, you will definitely not find it here. The characters from Love Letters From a Duke are a bit loopy and the plot a tad ridiculous, but I found myself having a good time as I read. If you want to read a screwball historical romance ...

C+
His Mistress by Morning

His Mistress by Morning had an interesting premise: what if you made a wish that would alter your entire life and woke up the next morning to find it had come true? While this unique premise made for a pleasant read, it was not exploited to its full potential. Charlotte Wilmont is the mousey, poo ...

C
This Rake of Mine

Like many average books, This Rake of Mine is a little hard to sum up. Overall it was enjoyable, if not exactly breathtaking. I never truly felt drawn into the characters and felt the circumstances surrounding their relationship were a bit silly. In addition, Miranda’s heart/mind battle grew wea ...

B+
Something About Emmaline

One of the first things I thought as I read Emmaline was that I just had to let go and enjoy the ride. The airiness of the writing gave it a fairytale feel and that's a good thing. From start to almost finish I was engaged in the charming, if admittedly unreal, relationship between the hero an ...